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Comment: Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (Score 1) 1168

As far as I can tell, both of you are making mountains out of molehills.

That being said (yes, I'm going to help with that mountain, let me pull a car analogy), if I said I have no interest in driving, you would fault me as a liar when I mean I have no interest in driving a semi and would love to drive a Shelby Cobra, so I kinda gotta side with i kan read on this one. I don't think you would go ahead and defend my example as imprecise so much as lying (I clearly have interest in driving, just not one specific style of it). She clearly wants to play games, just not shooters. I'm not a huge fan of shooters, so it's perfectly reasonable to me to think of being a gamer without playing shooters.

This isn't a "knee jerk" reaction, it's a logical statement.

Comment: Re:Will the cameras work? (Score 1) 601

by aitikin (#47768817) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

It may be missed in this debate, but cameras should change the behavior of citizens also. If a moron is arrested, claims the usual 'brutality' defense, and is confronted with video that prejudices the judge or jury against them to the tune of some time in jail, perhaps they will stop short the next time and try not to pile on additional charges.

Well this point was made in the summary by the senator who wants this to be requiredso I doubt it's lost, just lost on /.

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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores 175

Posted by Soulskill
from the in-before-correlation-!=-causation dept.
An anonymous reader sends word of correlation found between higher internet speeds and higher test scores. Quoting: The numbers—first crunched by the Internet provider comparison site HSI — show a distinct trend between faster Internet and higher ACT test scores. On the high end, Massachusetts scores big with an average Internet speed of 13.1Mbps, and an average ACT test score of 24.1. Mississippi, on the other hand, has an average speed of just 7.6Mbps and an average score of 18.9.

In between those two states, the other 48 fall in a positive correlation that, while not perfect, is quite undeniable. According to HSI's Edwin Ivanauskas, the correlation is stronger than that between household income and test scores, which have long been considered to be firmly connected to each other. The ACT scores were gathered from ACT.org, which has the official rankings and averages for the 2013 test, and the speed ratings were taken from Internet analytics firm Akamai's latest report.

Comment: Re:Where do I sign up? (Score 1) 327

Actually, I work in a sales position where, so long as what you're doing makes the company money, you're pretty well set. Not 100%, there's still general things you have to do or you'll get the axe, but you almost have to try to get fired Of course, if you don't sell, you make a pitiful base check...

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 790

Isn't it a part of Google's platform that their bots search through emails in your inbox? I could be wrong, but, as memory serves, it is the case that they do this to refine their ads. As such, why would it be surprising when their filters find nothing but stuff that they refuse to use for ads that a red flag would come up? This is not a still that would be in any movie considered acceptable (from my understanding from the summery) in America , nor in most civilized countries. As such, your Saw analogy is kind of a failure.

Aside from these small points, I agree with you.

Comment: Re:Socialism? ... riiiiiiight (Score 1) 171

by aitikin (#47588331) Attached to: Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

If a 15 minute open refund period produced "obvious and intuitive consumer benefits" just think about what an hour could do.

Uhyou misread that. "15-minute open purchase window produced 'obvious and intuitive consumer benefits'" I doubt the FTC would be opposed to an open refund period...

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